Le Moulin du Chateau
Travel Blogs from Laurent du Verdon
... sculptures. Buying wine in boxes is quite normal direct and a cheap option - we had to talk Pascal into only a bottle, he wanted a 5 litre box, he came round in the end but choosing that bottle took awhile. We avoided the main highways and toll roads so our GPS tooks us through many back roads to Miramas. The most short, sharp and forceful storm, fork lightening, wind, hail, all the cars on the road stopped, no one could see, they all put on hazzards lights etc ...
... a thing of the past.... :-(. Until I get home anyway. He gave us the amazing ancient history of this town (being the place where the exiled Mary's, Lazarus, Mary and Martha, Lazarus' servants etc landed) and then after arranging to meet for dinner he sent us on our way to the cave of Mary Magdalen. The basilica houses her skull (another fantastic story of how it was protected from the marauding Saracens). The pope has her jawbone and has brought it to confirm that ...
... over the walls we could see our campsite a long way away. We went into the church and the girls lit some candles and said a little prayer for those in our thoughts. As we were walking back down we were startled by a woohoo cry and for a second I honestly thought someone had jumped but it was just one of the many paragliders who take advantage of the cliffs and he happened to be only about 20 feet above us so we watched him and his passenger ...
... us cringe with their sharpness.
We then headed off to our hotel, hoping that we could check in early to take advantage of the facilities for longer. We were lucky and they had our room ready for us at 2:30 rather than 4:00! The hotel wasn’t built in a traditional hotel style with several floors. It was built in a squared off horseshoe shape with rooms on each of the three sides and a pool, spa, and lounge in the middle. You could tell that they ...
... us to be first in the pool at the next hotel.
The first climb started before we reached city limits, and the group spread out. Tom, Dave C, myself, Tim and Carole were together after the first 5 or 6 km; we carried on climbing and Tom, Dave C and I were cycling on our own. The climb and the increasing warmth of the day allayed any fear of cold or rain for a while. (Did I mention the overcast skies were the first clouds we had seen in about ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking